Once capable of causing pain, spent bullet shells were used by
children at the Glendale Central Library on Sunday to create beauty.
Rabbi Simcha Backman of Chabad of Glendale and the Foothill Communities
led a workshop in which kids got to make their own menorahs by screwing
bullet shells into a flat ceramic tile. "A bullet symbolizes weapons of
war and we take this bullet and make a beautiful thing out of it," Simcha
said. "This teaches the child that it's up to every single one of us to